There is probably no clearer example of the partisan political divide than with regard to the issue of immigration. From border states like Texas and Arizona where the problem is illegal immigration and criminal activity to other states like California and Washington who need temporary farm laborers and skilled technology workers, the immigration issue is hotly debated. Unfortunately, the radical fringe of both the left (more minority immigrants=more votes) and right (build a wall & no path to citizenship for illegals) are controlling the immigration conversation with absolutely no attention to the what is best for America. Unlike a few other issues, this issue is ripe for a compromise solution if only the majority of both the left and right would stand up and recognize there is little that separates you on this issue. Lets regain our common sense on this issue and get the radicals out of the way.

Trump Proposes New Immigration Plan Based on Worker Skills

from The Wall Street Journal,

a ‘common sense’ plan that ‘builds upon our nation’s rich history of immigration’

President Trump outlined his administration’s new immigration proposal on Thursday, declaring it a “common sense” plan that “builds upon our nation’s rich history of immigration.” The plan, which the White House has yet to release in legislative form, focuses on reorienting the existing visa system toward skilled workers and away from family-based immigration. It doesn’t address some pressing immigration policy issues, including the fate of immigrants illegally brought to the U.S. as children. “Our proposal is pro-American, pro-immigrant and pro-worker,” Mr. Trump told a crowd of lawmakers and other dignitaries gathered in the White House Rose Garden. “This plan was not developed, I’m sorry to say, by politicians. It was designed with significant input by our law-enforcement professionals.” The Democrats, who control the House of Representatives and enough seats in the Senate to block legislation, largely objected to the proposal, suggesting it is unlikely to become law in the form Mr. Trump described.

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